I personally do not believe that war can ever be justified for any reason. “Thou shalt not kill” is not a suggestion but a moral imperative included as one of the Ten Commandments in the Torah. War tends to make killers out of normally decent people. There is a lot of turbulence within our world caused by diverse political opinions, and threats of war and violence seem to be an ever-present shadow that lurks over every single nation in the world. We should never be under the illusion that war –no matter how much politicians believe it necessary or justified– is not a crime against all of humanity. As God said to Cain ‘Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the soil. Now may you be cursed far from the soil that drank the blood of your brother that you have shed.” (Genesis 4:10-11) All citizens and governments have a duty to work toward the avoidance of war… Continue reading The Battle of Civilisation
In any community organised on the plans laid down by Jesus we should find the citizens in close personal touch one with the other, each attempting to render what constructive service he can in order to promote the public welfare. Blessed is the community that has a receptive spirit and is eager to avail itself of the practical experience wrought out in other communities. Continue reading Paths Towards Happiness, Wellbeing and Prosperity
This document does not pretend to offer an authoritative answer to the above questions. Rather, it suggests that if the church has something important to say to this issue, in which it is a late starter, then it is in the realm of questions about God, human nature and Christian hope.
What this document does do is: It extends an invitation to the reader to explore the meaning of the Christian faith in the light of the present environmental crisis, and to do this as an act of faithful worship of God the Creator, Redeemer and Spirit. Continue reading Creation in Reverse